SEC Accounting and Reporting Update Virtual Conference (February 17-18th, 2021) -

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The "SEC Accounting and Reporting Update" conference has been added to's offering.

We are seeing an unprecedented level of major accounting changes from US and international standard-setters. This conference will address the latest developments in key areas. Experts from the Big Four and regional firms will lead the discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest accounting changes in key areas

  • Recognize the timelines and key factors

  • Begin to assess the effects of these standards on your company or clients

The conference will feature the following key speakers:

  • Jason Emmons Moss Adams, Partner

  • Guido van Drunen KPMG, Principal

  • Dominick Kerr Connor Group, Partner

  • Justin Silva RSM, Partner

  • Helen Kane Hedge Trackers, LLC, President and Founder

  • Lindsi Scanlan CFGI, Managing Director

  • Hitesh Nathani Ernst & Young, Senior Manager

  • Uday Devasper Effectus Group, Partner

  • Andrey Chepiga Ernst & Young, Senior Manager

  • Blake Collins Connor Group, Director

  • Ky Kano Deloitte, National Office Accounting Consultation

  • Kevin Moyers Deloitte, Tax Senior Manager

  • Keith Ma Effectus Group, Senior Manager

  • May Yu Deloitte, Senior Manager

  • Jon Medina Protiviti, Director

  • Tony Goncalves Deloitte, Managing Director

Agenda: DAY 1

8:45 - 10:15

  • Finance and Accounting Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Key considerations for stabilizing, ensuring liquidity and preserving cash

  • Accounting for the Paycheck Protection Program, government assistance and payroll tax deferral

  • Restructuring within the organization and rethinking around operating costs

  • Strategic considerations for executive compensation and benefits

  • Enhanced disclosure requirements

10:30 - 12:00

  • Accounting for Leases Update

  • Lessons Learned in Initial Implementation

  • Impact of the project was underestimated

  • Some of more challenging areas include: identifying lease population, data abstraction, implementing a platform for ongoing reporting and identifying processes and controls for applying the requirements

12:45 - 2:00

  • M&A Update

  • Industry Trends

  • Recent Activity

  • Impact of COVID-19

2:05 - 3:20

  • Interest Rate Reform and Currency Risk: What you Don't Know Could Hurt You

  • ASC 830

  • Hedge Accounting Update

  • SOFR & 848

3:30 - 4:45

  • Fraud and Accounting Failures

  • Context and perspective

  • Examples: Fictitious Sales or Revenue

  • Examples: Timing Issues

  • Examples: Other Issues

Agenda: DAY 2

8:45 - 10:10

  • Revenue Recognition Update

  • Where people are getting stuck within the new model

  • Implementation observations

  • Beware These Hot Spots - Comment Letters

  • Survey results

10:20 - 11:30

  • SEC Update

  • SEC Personnel Update

  • The Financial CHOICE Act

  • JOBS Act Implementation Update

  • FAST Act (aka JOBS Act 1.5)

  • Form 10Q Efficiencies

  • Interim Financial Statements

  • MD&A

  • Quantitative & Qualitative Disclosures

11:35 - 12:30

  • Attracting & Retaining Accounting & Finance Talent

  • Perks vs. Culture

  • Attracting Candidates

  • Employee Motivators

  • Culture vs. Sub Cultures

1:15 - 2:30

  • Cybersecurity Update

  • Protecting personal data

  • Smart consumer devices expanding faster than controls

  • Personal Health and Medical Devices

  • Ransomware

2:35 - 3:35

  • Tax Update

  • Interpretations and examples

  • Impact of COVID-19

  • What to expect under new administration

3:40 - 4:30

  • SOX & Internal Controls Update

  • Techniques and methods to cut costs and minimize time spent during a pandemic

  • Information Provided by Entity (IPE) Update

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